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BREAKING: Emir Ado Bayero Blasts President Buhari Face To Face In Kano Over Insecurity |The Republican News

Muhammadu Buhari blasted by Emir Ado Bayero over insecurity

Emir Ado Bayero has slammed visiting President Buhari face to face in Kano over rising insecurity in Nigeria under his watch.

News Online reports that the Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero has boldly told visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, that Nigerians are in serious suffering conditions.

Speaking to Buhari, the facially angry Emir said,  “the present economic situation in the country is inflicting untold hardship on Nigerians coupled with the insecurity.”

Emir Bayero who raised the concern while receiving president Muhammad Buhari who paid a visit to the palace insisted that, “Nigerians are suffering, and something urgently needs to be done.”

The Emir urged the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to ease the suffering of the common man, more specifically with the high cost of essential commodities that are today clearly above the reach of the common man.

Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero also urged the federal government to intensify efforts to restore peace in the country, because according to him, insecurity in the nation is becoming alarming by the day.

While assuring president Muhammad Buhari of the emirate’s continued prayers for his administration, the royal father applauded the president for finding Kano worthy of citing federal government’s critical infrastructural projects, which he said will turn around the State to an economic hub.

Bayero said Kano has enjoyed tremendous transformation and developmental growth under the administration of President Muhammad Buhari.

President Muhammad Buhari in turns congratulated the monarch on his recent coronation as the 15th Fulani emir of Kano.

Buhari who expressed satisfaction over the warm reception received in Kano commended the developmental stride of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra Group Unveils Plans To Attack Nigeria, Cameroon Governments, Destroy Economy |RN

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Paul Biya

By John Owen Nwachukwu

Biafra Nations League, BNL, a separatist group in Bakassi Peninsula has vowed to commence militancy operations in the oil rich region.

The BNL threatened that it will not spare any ship found entering Nigeria or Cameroon through the Peninsula coastal line.

This was contained in a statement by the National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richard and Chief of Staff, Linus Asuquo Essien.

He said that its members were already losing patience and might do something that would throw the nation into panic.

The separatist group was angered by comments made by President Mohammadu Buhari and Cameroon President Paul Biya during a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nnamdi Kanu: Cameroon reacts to rearrest of IPOB leader by Buhari govt

Biya had through his special envoy commended the Nigerian government for the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

BNL threatened to sabotage Cameroon and Nigeria maritime security in Bakassi, which will affect the economies and security of both countries.

“[Our] militias in Bakassi will start intercepting vessels and apprehending all crew members onboard like we did in 2016/2017.

“We’ll deprive Cameroon from enjoying full sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula, [we are] ready to return Bakassi back to full insurgency,” the group said.

They claimed responsibility for the February 2016 interception and capturing of a merchant ship belonging to Benin Republic in the Peninsula, by an unknown Biafra militant group, which had then demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu, and warned that such actions were likely to occur again.

BNL warned Paul Biya to desist from making the same mistake as former Cameroon leader Ahmodou Ahidjo.

BNL further accused Buhari and Biya of making plans to attack separatist groups operating at the borders and in the Gulf of Guinea as contained in the Maroua agreement between Yakubu Gowon and Ahmodou Ahidjo.

“Cameroon is afraid of losing control over Bakassi as a result of the Biafra independence struggle which might lead to insurgency in the Bakassi Peninsula.

“They want to renew their alliance under the Maroua Agreement, they want to gang up against us, but this time they have failed.

“Our members and supporters in Bakassi and other areas are getting angry, those in Bakassi are already making moves to return to the creeks and show this government pepper.

“They are playing with fire, they should be ready to arrest all of us because nothing has changed since the arrest of Kanu”.

The BNL reminded Paul Biya that unlike IPOB, it is directly involved in the fight against Cameroon due to their presence in the oil rich Peninsula. (Daily Post)

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Buhari Government Warned Us Against Going After Killer Bandits, Policeman Says In Video |The Republican News

Senior police officers, including two commissioners of police, had said the platforms used in tracking criminals and their phones had been bad since January.

Some policemen who were deployed to combat bandits at a location have appeared in a video protesting that the authorities sent them out without arms and ammunition to face the criminals.

One of the policemen, whose voice was the loudest in a video seen by SaharaReporters, lamented that the government and police authorities seemed to be culpable as they warned them not to engage the bandits.

“Enough is enough. They are playing politics with people’s lives. They took us into this bush without armour, without ammunition. We are to comb this particular area within the twinkle of seconds (sic). How many bandits are in this bush?

“How many bandit leaders are inside this bush? These big men are eating (sic) money up there. They are even saying we should not go after them (the bandits). I am not afraid. I am not a coward,” the policeman said in the video.

SaharaReporters on Sunday reported that key tracking equipment deployed by the police to go after kidnappers, bandits and terrorists had also remained inactive since the beginning of the year amid raging violent crimes across the country.

Senior police officers, including two commissioners of police, had said the platforms used in tracking criminals and their phones had been bad since January.

One of the Commissioners of Police had said the tracking equipment was handed over to the police by the Nigerian government a few years ago during the tenure of IGP Solomon Arase and was installed by a Nigerian company.

“The equipment was given to us by President Buhari. The thing has not been working because those who are supposed to ensure that it runs well have not played their part.

“They claim that they are being owed money for the subscription,” he said.

When asked to explain how the subscription works, the CP said the police had not paid the fees since 2015 and the police had had to rely on the DSS.

He added, “From what I gathered, subscription fees are meant to be paid yearly but you won’t believe that the police have not paid since 2015. Initially, the company gave us a grace period but they have now cut off the police completely. We now rely solely on DSS (Department of State Services) and NSA (National Security Adviser) offices. It’s a terrible situation and it has worsened the insecurity in the country. The Police Trust Fund promised to help but we have not seen any action yet.”

Another police commissioner confirmed the development but said efforts were being made to restore the equipment.

The police commissioner added that the platform was undergoing a system upgrade which would soon be completed.

He added, “You know this thing is technology just like computers so we do upgrades from time to time. A lot of people on the field don’t even understand how it works. It is undergoing an upgrade because you have new features coming in from time to time. There are new technologies that you have to update to enhance their capacity.

“We have some new equipment which we need to adjust so they can link together. Some are still working. It is not as if all components are shut. That is what is happening.” (Sahara Reporters)

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EXPOSED: Adamu, Nigeria’s New Permanent Representative To WTO Parading Fake UK Varsity Degrees |The Republican News

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Adamu as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation for four years.

Abdulhamid Adamu, Nigeria’s ambassador to the World Trade Organisation bagged a master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership and PhD from diploma mills, SaharaReporters learnt.

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Adamu as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation for four years.

The appointment was contained in a letter sent by the Office of the Chief-of-Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.

Until his appointment, Adamu was the Acting Head, Chargé d’ Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.

“He holds an Msc. in Economics and International Development from Clermont Ferrand University, France, a master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership from London Graduate School, UK, and a Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy from the Commonwealth University, UK.

“He has acquired 28 years of working experience on World Trade matters and Trade Negotiations and was the campaign coordinator of Okonjo-Iweala in Geneva, Switzerland when she was vying for the position of the DG of WTO,” a report by Punch stated.

But from checks, the London Graduate School from which Adamu earned a master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership, is purely a degree mill.

A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is a company or organisation that claims to be a higher education institution but provides illegitimate academic degrees and diplomas, which are fabricated, falsified, or misrepresented, for a fee.

It was also observed that the London Graduate school has two websites, londongs.co.uk and lgsglobal.uk.

On the first website, it was stated that the institution teaches degree programmes of ‘UNESCO listed Universities but does not grant its own degrees’.

There was no such notice on the second website which claims to be in partnership with the University of Chichester. However, a simple check on Chichester’s website showed that it had no partnership with any London Graduate School.

The Commonwealth Open University from which Adamu earned his Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy has also been recognised as a diploma mill.

From checks, it shares the same address with the London Graduate School, situated at Mayfair Point, 34 South Molton Street,
London.

The two institutions claim to have earned the UNESCO Learning Badge for advancing the internationalisation of education but neither of the institutions is traceable on the British government’s online portal (https://www.gov.uk/check-university-award-degree/recognised-bodies) where prospective students can browse for accredited tertiary education institutions in the UK.

Previous reports on the notoriety of both diploma or degree mills showed that they award higher degrees for as low as £6k (N3 million).

Operators of diploma mills send personal invitations to dignitaries offering them an honorary doctorate degree from the ‘institution’.

Awardees are simply required to participate in a seminar at a designated location at which an honorary doctorate from the institution would be conferred usually at the end of a three-day “workshop”.

Awardees are charged an estimate of £6, 000 to cover course materials, lunch, snacks, among others.

As of March 2019, the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana alerted its citizens that the Commonwealth University And London Graduate School, UK have not been accredited by the relevant body to award any form of degree.

The NAB also warned distinguished personalities who accept degrees from such institutions to desist from such or do so at their own peril.

It advised citizens to verify the accreditation status and degree-awarding powers of the institutions that seek to confer on them honorary degrees to avoid any embarrassing fallouts. (SaharaReporters )

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US Army Veteran To Buhari: You Are The Real Terrorist, You Don’t Deserve To Be Nigeria’s President |The Republican

■She noted that Buhari hates Igbo people passionately and has refused to learn from leaders of advanced countries where he goes for his medical trip.

A United States Army veteran and human rights activist, I. J. Onuigbo, has said President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve to be a leader alleging that he hates the Igbo people.

Her reaction follows the recent rearrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, by the Nigerian government.

Onuigbo alleged that Buhari is the ‘real terrorist’ who turns a blind eye to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani herdsmen while using force on those fighting against the oppression of the Igbo people.

She noted that Buhari hates Igbo people passionately and has refused to learn from leaders of advanced countries where he goes for his medical trip.

She said, “So Buhari knows how to catch terrorists, I am shocked. I can’t believe that Buhari knows how to catch terrorists but it seems that it is only the Igbo terrorists that Buhari knows how to catch.

“Buhari, why haven’t you caught the terrorists in your backyard? Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen rampaging and killing people incessantly in Nigeria but you left them and went overseas to catch a terrorist, someone you think is a terrorist because he is Igbo.

“Every other tribe can be terrorists but not an Igbo person, you hate Igbo people. Buhari, you have no business being a president because you are a terrorist!

“You are terrorising Igbo people, you are a terror to the Igbo people. Igbos tiptoe around Nigeria, they don’t walk around in confidence, in peace because they are afraid of what Buhari might do, because the only time you act like you are a president is when something has to do with an Igbo person. You hate Igbo people. When you carry such hate in your heart, you cannot be a leader, talk more of being a president.

“I am calling on Nigerians to wake up and speak against this wickedness from Buhari against Ndigbo. It is not right. In our own land, we cannot be free, we cannot be relaxed because Buhari is president, because he hates the Igbo people.

“My anger is not that he caught Nnamdi Kanu, someone he thinks is a terrorist, my anger is not that he caught him. My anger is that Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen have been operating in his back yard, he will turn a blind eye when Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen kill hundreds and thousands of people in his backyard, we won’t hear Buhari’s voice, you won’t even know that Nigeria has a president.

“But Nnamdi Kanu lives abroad, Buhari implemented a coordinated effort to creatively catch him, someone not in Nigeria. Why has Buhari not put in the same effort to catch Boko Haram and herdsmen killing people all over Nigeria and they live in his backyard?

“What Buhari does, he offers Boko Haram terrorist amnesty, rehabilitation. He will say they need amnesty and rehabilitation, they will give them money and put them into Nigerian Army where they continue to kill and torture people.

“But Nnamdi Kanu, what he has been fighting for, in spite of his weakness, what he’s been fighting for is the freedom of Ndigbo, the freedom of Biafrans from this kind of wickedness and Buhari has just justified what Nnamdi has been fighting for.

“Nnamdi has been fighting to separate from Nigeria because Nigerian constitution, system oppresses the Igbo people on top of the fact that Buhari himself as an individual carries a lot of hate for the Igbo people, on top of an oppressive Constitution against the Ndigbo.

”Buhari as an individual has a special hate for Ndigbo, and then he becomes the President, that’s double jeopardy and then you can now see that special hate he has for Ndigbo by what just happened.

“He leaves all the local terrorists, Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen, bandits killing people every day, causing unrest and insecurity in Nigeria, he will turn a blind eye but Kanu that lives in London, Buhari spent his energy to go and catch Nnamdi Kanu, what is the difference? Because Nnamdi Kanu is Igbo but Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen are his kinsmen, he leaves them to be massacring Nigerian people, causing fear and unrest but he will go overseas, pass seven oceans and desert to go and catch an Igbo man fighting for freedom for his people.

“Do you see that Buhari is a terrorist, he has no business being a president, a president should be a leader for all, whether he likes them or not is not supposed to be shown? If he hates somebody, he is not supposed to show it as a leader, why can’t you see how other countries operate?

“Buhari, you get sick, you go to other Western countries to get medical help, you see how good they operate but you will not learn from them. You just have that stone-age, uncivilised spirit in you and carry it around and come back to Nigeria and keep oppressing Ndigbo. Ndigbo may be defenceless, you may think that you can do whatever you like, but there is a stronger power.” (SAHARAREPORTERS )

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We’ve Proof Buhari’s Government Promised Kenyan President, Kenyatta Money, Oil, To Betray Nnamdi Kanu —IPOB |RN

According to IPOB, the Nigerian Ambassador to Kenya negotiated the deals with Kenyatta on how to abduct Kanu and extradite him to Nigeria.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya formed an alliance with the Nigerian government to abduct the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to IPOB, the Nigerian Ambassador to Kenya negotiated the deals with Kenyatta on how to abduct Kanu and extradite him to Nigeria.

IPOB’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful revealed this in a statement he made available to SaharaReporters on Monday.

In the statement, Powerful insisted that Kenyan President was offered money to betray the pro-Biafra separatist leader.

“The attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the lame denial by the Kenyan Ambassador to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, of Kenya’s involvement in the criminal abduction of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“This denial is another smart but belated attempt to cover up their atrocity but unfortunately for them, we already have incontrovertible evidence of how the dirty deal between Nigeria and Kenya was struck. Our intelligence gathering has revealed all those involved in this heinous crime.

“The fact remains that Kenyan security forces abducted our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Nairobi International Airport and tortured him for eight days. Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was travelling with a British passport.

“Contrary to claims by the Nigerian Government, our leader was not travelling with any Nigerian passport because he is not a Nigerian. He was born in Biafra and he has since publicly renounced any connections with Nigeria.

“From our intelligence, Kenya betrayed our leader because of financial inducement and an offer of oil by Nigeria. The negotiations were midwived by the Nigerian Ambassador in Nairobi who bargained with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Kenyan Immigration Authorities. Uhuru Kenyetta was blinded by the oil money offer and he consented to this wickedness,” the statement read in part.

The group also stated that Kenya Police officers tortured Kanu for eight days without giving him food, adding that boycotting products and services from the East African country is still valid.

Powerful, in the statement, recalled how the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe helped President Kenyatta’s father when he was fighting against colonialism in his days, but the son paid back by betraying Kanu and IPOB demanding their freedom.

He, then, vowed that Kenyatta would be paid back in his own coin for an act of betrayal against the IPOB leader.

“We have it on good authority that Kenya police tortured our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for eight days without food. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ambassador to Nigeria should be ashamed of themselves for betraying an innocent man because of money. But we assure them that they will pay heavily for this treachery!

“Our earlier directive to Biafrans to boycott Kenya Airlines, any business involving Kenya citizens or products made in Kenya or by Kenyans subsists. Kenya and her government have shown Biafrans that they supported the 1967 – 1970 genocidal killing and annihilation of the Biafran people.

“Kenyan citizens must rise up now and convince us that they are not in support of their President, Uhuru Kenyatta and Government in this treachery. They must take action against Uhuru Kenyatta to prove to us their disapproval of this evil.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has bitten the finger that fed him. How quickly he has forgotten that his father Jomo Kenyetta ran to the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe for refuge when he was fighting for his own freedom during their own colonial freedom. But today he is paying us back by choosing to support a terrorist Government against Biafra. He will never escape the reward of Judas!” Powerful added in the statement. (SaharaReporters)

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JUST IN: Canadian Justice Minister Calls For Immediate Release Of Nnamdi Kanu, Says Malami ‘Is A Disgrace To Rule Of Law” |RN

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and Nnamdi Kanu

Kelechi Madu, the Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the government of Albertia, Canada, has called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Madu in a statement on Saturday said the the Attorney-General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami is “a disgrace to rule of law, a “bigot” and “not worthy to be an officer of the court” stressing that both governments of Nigeria and Kenya broke major international law by abducting Kanu and moving him back to Nigeria.

The Canadian law czar also cautioned the government government of Nigeria to act in the interest of all Nigerians.

The statement reads:

“I urge the Nigerian government led by Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safety of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. I urge his immediate release.

“Reports suggest that Mazi Kanu was abducted in Kenya with the active collaboration of the Kenyan government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. If true, Nigeria and Kenya violated international law and the rule of law that is supreme in their respective
countries.

“I call upon the international community, and in particular, United States Embassy in Nigeria; United Kingdom embassy in Nigerian Canadian, German and Israeli embassies and the European Union in Nigeria to use all their power, including diplomacy to ensure the safety and release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“I further call on the leaders of these nations to ensure real consequences for these arbitrary violations of internationally accepted democratic norms and rules that govern civilized people, but above all, the arbitrary violations of Mazi Kanu’s fundamental human rights.

“Nigeria is burning, and the people of Nigeria, except those who are holding the country down, wants out. You cannot destroy the hope and aspiration of a people destined for greatness, and expect them to bow down in servitude.

“You cannot destroy a generation of people and expect them to not fight for their freedom. The power of the gun, state-sponsored terrorism will not achieve peace or the preservation
of Nigeria.

“The Igbos and other ethnic groups in Nigeria who are calling for Nigeria to be renegotiated do not seek violence or war. They seek peace. They seek progress and the advancement of their people. Not only that, but they seek fairness, safety, equity, and justice for their people. Furthermore, they seek the opportunity for their children to grow up and achieve their God-given abundant potential. They seek the rise of a people with the work ethic, intellect and capacity to be a truly global superpower on the continent of Africa. They seek dignity over inhumane treatment. Likewise, they seek life over death.

“Friends of the black world must unite and liberate the people of Nigeria from this bondage and from the claws of corrupt and inept politicians who have no business being near the corridor of Nigeria’s political power.

“The Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami is a disgrace to the rule of law, and not worthy to be an officer of the court. He has shown himself to be a bigot who does not understand what it means to live in a pluralistic society governed by the dictates of the rule of law.

“Finally, I must caution the present leaders of Nigeria to act in the best interests of the whole people of Nigeria. Since the inception of this government, and so far they have not been acting in all of Nigeria’s best interests”. (Journalist101)

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BREAKING: Southern Governors Reconvene In Lagos To Discuss Buhari’s Land Recovery Order For Fulani Herdsmen |RN

Some Southern Governors arriving at venue of  meeting in Asaba

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Governors Fayemi, Wike, Umahi, Okowa and Makinde during the Southern governors meeting on insecurity on Tuesday, May 11
President Muhammadu Buhari’s order on the recovery of grazing routes for herders will top the agenda of today’s meeting of 17 southern governors, The PUNCH has learnt.

It was gathered that the meeting, which would hold eight weeks after the governors met in Asaba, the Delta State capital, would further assess decisions taken in Asaba on the open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism and the call for state police.

The governors would be hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the meeting which would start by 10am today (Monday).

Aside from the host governor, others expected at the meeting are Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Diri Duoye (Bayelsa), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Hope Uzodimma (Imo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Oluwaseyi Makinde (Oyo), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers).

Recall that the governors in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting in Asaba, banned open grazing as part of moves to address killings and kidnapping by herdsmen.

But a few days after the meeting, the Presidency faulted the ban on open grazing. The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had, in a statement, said, “It is equally true that their (governors’) announcement is of questionable legality, given the constitutional right of all Nigerians to enjoy the same rights and freedoms within every one of our 36 states (and FCT), regardless of the state of their birth or residence.”

Also, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, slammed the southern governors for banning open grazing.

According to the AGF, open grazing ban is the same thing as Northern governors banning spare parts trading in their own region, considering the fact that southerners comprise a majority of spare parts traders in the North.

The President, during a recorded television interview in June, also backed Malami’s position, adding that he had directed that grazing routes be recovered.

When asked if he agreed with the AGF’s position, Buhari had responded, “You want me to contradict my attorney-general?”

Explaining further, he said, “What I did was to ask him to go and dig the gazette of the First Republic when people were obeying laws. There were cattle routes and grazing areas. Cattle routes were for when they (herdsmen) are moving up country, north to south or east to west, they had to go through there.

“If you allow your cattle to stray into any farm, you are arrested. The farmer is invited to submit his claims. The khadi or the judge will say pay this amount and if you can’t the cattle is sold. And if there is any benefit, you are given and people were behaving themselves and in the grazing areas, they built dams, put windmills in some places there were even veterinary departments so that the herders are limited. Their route is known, their grazing area is known.

“But I am telling you, this rushing to the centre (sic) so I asked for the gazette to make sure that those who encroached on these cattle routes and grazing areas will be dispossessed in law and try to bring some order back into the cattle grazing.”

Speaking to The PUNCH on Sunday, a top source close to one of the governors said the southern governors were disturbed about Buhari’s order on grazing routes, adding that they suspected a hidden agenda.

The source also stated, “The governors will meet physically tomorrow (Monday) in Alausa, Lagos. All the 17 governors in Southern Nigeria will be present at the meeting. They will speak on some of the issues they raised in Asaba.”

Asked of the issues that would top agenda at the meeting, another source close to one the governors in the South-West, South-South and South-East said the governors would deliberate on the pronouncement of the President.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak on the matter said, “They would discuss the issue of security and open grazing ban. They are going to focus on topical political issues. The governors will be deliberating on the recent order by the President that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, recover some lands for herdsmen to graze in the country. They believe it is an agenda to Fulanise the country.”

Also, one of the information managers to one of the governors in the region, said, “The meeting will address killings in spite of the ban on open grazing. Aside from open grazing, restructuring, autonomy for judiciary will also be discussed.

“The attorney general of the federation is not an attorney general of the Federal Government. He is an attorney general of the federation behaving like the attorney general of the Federal Government. So, any case involving anybody with the Federal Government is a lost case because you have an attorney general of the federation behaving like the attorney general of the Federal Government.

“When the southern governors banned open grazing, the AGF declared the act as illegal. They didn’t react when he said that. That is how mature people behave. But tomorrow, the governors will take a position on the Federal Government’s reaction,” the source said.

Asked whether the governors would also discuss the raid by the Department of State Services on the Ibadan house of Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, the source stated, “Igboho is not nationalistic. The agenda of the Southern governors is broader than Igboho but you can’t rule it out that when they are talking of regional security, they would talk about him.

“They spoke about him when Igboho spoke against herders-farmers crisis but they stopped talking about him the moment some people entered into his head and he started Yoruba nation rally. It is not a right time at all.”

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Nnamdi Kanu Must Not Die In Custody —Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari |The Republican News

By Seun Opejobi

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has issued a note of caution to the Nigerian government over the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Fani-Kayode known to be a close ally of Kanu said the IPOB leader must not die in custody.

In a tweet, the former minister urged the Federal Government to ensure that Kanu is treated with decency and respect while in custody.

Biafra: Asari Dokubo linked to Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest by Buhari govt

“It is no longer news that @MaziNnamdiKanu has been arrested and detained. I advise the FG to ensure that he does not die in custody and that he is treated with decency, decorum and respect,” he tweeted.

The Nigerian government had arrested Kanu and repatriated him to Nigeria to continue his trial.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, disclosed that Kanu was arrested on Sunday.

Malami had said the IPOB leader was re-arrested through a combined operation of Nigerian and foreign security agents.

Following his repatriation, he was rearraigned before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court who ordered his remand in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. (Daily Post)

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Nnamdi Kanu: 10 More Kanus Will Arise, Omokri Warns Buhari, Says Address The Problem |The Republican News

By Seun Opejobi

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Omokri said President Muhammadu Buhari should expect more Kanus to arise following the rearrest of the IPOB leader.

In a series of tweets, the former presidential aide pointed out that the IPOB leader was only a symptom and not the problem.

He explained that Buhari and his nepotistic cabals are the problem.

According to Omokri, Buhari’s failure to treat Nigerians equally would lead to the emergence of more people like Kanu.

He wrote: “Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem. He is symptom of the problem. The nepotism of Buhari and his clique/cabal, is the problem.

“Until you address that problem, you will arrest one Nnamdi Kanu, and 10 may arise in his place. Deal with the problem. Treat Nigerians equally.

“The only thing I fault Nnamdi Kanu on is his call on his members to kill policemen and soldiers. Other than that, he is a freedom fighter.

“Yes, he is under arrest today. Buhari who has arrested him was himself under arrest between 1985-88. No condition is permanent.” (Daily Post)

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